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Using Cranberry Juice for UTI and Bladder Infections

Drinking cranberry juice for treatment of urinary tract infections is one of the most common home cures. Cranberry juice naturally increases the acid in your urine so bacteria can’t grow as easily. Cranberry juice also makes your bladder wall slippery, so bacteria can’t stick to it. A large polymeric compound of unknown structure and fructose in the juice are said to be responsible for this. Whereas fructose is present in all fruits, the large polymeric compound is found only in cranberry and blueberry juices.

Whether or not cranberry and cranberry juice is a suitable home remedy for UTI and bladder infections treatment is open to discussion. On first signs of a urinary tract infection, almost all doctors advise drinking more water, up to 8 glasses every day, to induce more urination. Increased urination helps flush out the bacteria from the bladder.

Some studies have demonstrated that cranberry juice can help prevent UTI. It is contended that cranberry juice curbs adhesion of E. coli cells to the bladder lining. These studies, which purport to have been made under scientific conditions using placebos and blind testing, have produced very encouraging results. According to these studies, the regular intake of cranberry juice is effective in reducing bacteria in infected urine.

The important thing to remember is to use 100% cranberry juice as most of the drinks or cocktails claiming to be cranberry can be flavored, or contain very little cranberry juice.

All this does not mean that cranberry juice is an absolute alternative to curing a UTI.  The fact of the matter is that cranberry juice does no harm and is considered a safe home remedy.

If you are in an unfortunate situation of having a UTI and/or face recurring UTI, cranberry juice is considered a safe alternative remedy for treatment. The vitamin C and fructose in it will be of great help in complementing the effects of any other treatments you may be receiving.

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